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Problem Solving Survival Guide to accompany Financial Accounting, 8th Edition by Donald E. Kieso, Paul D. Kimmel, Jerry J. Weygandt

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ANALYSIS OF MULTIPLE-CHOICE TYPE QUESTIONS

  1. Question

    (L.O. 2) When an investor's accounting period ends on a date that does not coincide with an interest receipt date for bonds held as an investment, the investor must:

    1. make an adjusting entry to debit Interest Receivable and to credit Interest Revenue for the amount of interest accrued since the last interest receipt date.
    2. notify the issuer and request that a special payment be made for the appropriate portion of the interest period.
    3. make an adjusting entry to debit Interest Receivable and to credit Interest Revenue for the total amount of interest to be received at the next interest receipt date.
    4. do nothing special and ignore the fact that the accounting period does not coincide with the bond's interest period.

    Approach: Think of the requirements of the accrual basis of accounting: revenues are to be recognized when they are earned and expenses are to be recognized (recorded and reported) when they are incurred. Interest is earned by the passage of time and is usually collected after the time period for which it pertains. Thus, to comply with the revenue recognition principle, an adjusting entry is necessary to record the accrued revenue (revenue earned but not yet received). (Solution = a.)

  2. Question

    (L.O. 5) At December 31, 2013, Bithlo Corporation reported the following for its portfolio of investments in marketable equity securities:

    At December 31, 2014 the market value of the portfolio was $389,000. The cost of the portfolio ...

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